Definition of Gerbille

1. Noun. Small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping.

Exact synonyms: Gerbil
Generic synonyms: Gnawer, Rodent
Group relationships: Gerbillinae, Subfamily Gerbillinae
Specialized synonyms: Jird, Meriones Unguiculatus, Tamarisk Gerbil, Meriones Longifrons, Sand Rat



Definition of Gerbille

1. Noun. (dated form of gerbil) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gerbille

1. gerbil [n -S] - See also: gerbil

Medical Definition of Gerbille

1. One of several species of small, jumping, murine rodents, of the genus Gerbillus. In their leaping powers they resemble the jerboa. They inhabit Africa, India, and Southern Europe. Origin: F. Gerbille. Cf. Jerboa. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gerbille

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geranylgeranyltransferases
gerardia
gerardias
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geratology
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gerbe
gerbera
gerberas
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gerbil
gerbilarium
gerbiled
gerbiling
gerbille (current term)
gerbilled
gerbilles
gerbillinae
gerbilling
gerbils
gerboa
gerboas
gerbs
gerdon
gerdons
gerdtremmelite
gere
gerege
gerent

Literary usage of Gerbille

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1. The Great Sahara: Wanderings South of the Atlas Mountains by Henry Baker Tristram (1860)
"(De Selys' gerbille). Besides these specics, all of which occur in various ... Minutus, Blainville (pigmy gerbille). ..."

2. List of the Specimens of Mammalia in the Collection of the British Museum by John Edward Gray (1843)
"The BLACK-TAILED gerbille. GERBILLUS melanurus. ... The MOUNTAIN gerbille. GERBILLUS montanus, A. Smith. Illus. SA Zool. t. 36. f. 1. a. Cape of Good Hope, ..."

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